super bowl festivities.

allow me to set the scene ..

I’ve spent a good chunk of the day cleaning my place. the other part pretty much just throwing ingredients into crock pots + bowls. the puppy bowl is on, and I’m trying my darnedest not to get too distracted by the television. there is a party to execute. my goal is to have an abundance of scrumptious food + beverages for my guests, without spending too much time in the kitchen + too much money out of my wallet. the finished product ..

• beer + wine are party staples. you can’t beat trader joe’s for wine; get a red + a white. when it comes to the beer I serve during the super bowl, it’s budweiser products. purely because they have the best commercials. seriously.

• for the signature cocktail, set up a whiskey moscow mule station. your guests can help themselves and you maximize your time spent enjoying the party.

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

• appetizers can be tricky, but don’t let them stump you. stick to the classics. it is a football party after all.

10 reasons to host a super bowl party c/o LLinaBC.com

• for the main course, a sloppy joe bar. it can be hard to cook for a group of people. because chances are their taste buds vary. pick a comfort food staple + offer topping options. let your guests build their own sandwich.

sloppy joe bar c/o LLinaBC.com

• odds are you will have a few guests that aren’t the biggest football fans, I believe they can be persuaded. offer them a super bowl inspired bingo game board and a bowl of these candy bingo markers ..and you’ve got yourself a fan. need a prize for the winner? how about a 6-pack of a local brew or a whiskey moscow mule kit?

super bowl bingo c/o LLinaBC.com

now you have the formula for an easily executed super bowl party.

let’s just hope the NFL + the patriots get the deflated ball situation figured out. I’d hate for that to put a damper on my festivities. tom brady must play. if he doesn’t, what will I look at? joke.

and for those of you in denial, february 1st is only a bit over 1 week away.

let’s fiesta series: DIY photo booth.

you're 50. let's fiesta series // LLinaBC.com

it was imperative this party be fun. just like my mom. so I made sure to incorporate it into every element. including: the guest book. which is traditionally ..a book of empty, lined pages, that people write their name in. [boring].  they just don’t make much of an impression. and it’s definitely not a keepsake you’re going to revisit down the road. [in my opinion]. but I absolutely wanted to document who attended and give them the option to write a message. light-bulb!

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

they’re all the rage. but hiring a company was out of the question. [due to timeline & budget]. so we made our own! it was simple & oh so very cost-effective.

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

[and a willing cameraman. which happened to be [J]. his only stipulation: I refill his beer. deal!].

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

[all of the props I purchased at the local dollar store].

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

DIY photo booth // LLinaBC.com

you could say we enjoyed ourselves …

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let’s fiesta series:

the party recap {here}.

how to make an adult pinata {here}.

happy wednesday.

[my dad’s in town for work. he’s joining [J] & I for a cocktail this evening. can’t wait!].

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let’s fiesta series: adult pinata.

you're 50. let's fiesta series // LLinaBC.com

meet LLinaBC’s newest series “you’re 50. let’s fiesta”. taking place every wednesday during the month of june. I will be spotlighting elements from the surprise party I threw for my momma. {see party recap here}. including 3 DIY projects. [all can be easily reproduced for any party you’re throwing].

today we start with my pride & joy.

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

what’s not to love about pinatas? you get to beat the crap out of them. and in return, they shower you with treats. sounds like a dream. [not to mention, it’s hysterical. a person is blindfolded and swinging a stick hopefully in the right direction. usually not though]. my mom’s party needed one. but it was a 50th birthday, not a 5th ..so I had to add an adult twist.

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

[if it’s not obvious why you should use plastic ..glass is not usually paired well with blunt force].

I used 20 airplane bottles of liquor. [13 of them rum chata. she’s obsessed].

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

[the candy will hit the ground before it hits your mouth. make sure it’s wrapped].

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

voilà.

you’re pinata is ready to be beaten enjoyed.

let's fiesta series. adult pinata // LLinaBC.com

she didn’t hold back. at all. nice form mom!

happy wednesday.

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